All of our mainstage productions are currently performed at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. This theater is entirely owned and operated by the City of Gulfport, Florida. It is locatedat 5501- 27th Avenue South in Gulfport, FL. We rent this theater for our performances from the City.
Theater rental rates may by obtained from the City of Gulfport by contacting Gulfport's Events Supervisor, Gail Kelley, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
5501- 27th Avenue South
Board of Directors
Eileen Navarro, President
Jim Cartwright, Vice-President
Julius Preston Brock, Secretary
Jim Tobin, Treasurer
Carol Polk- Board Member Honorarium
Donna Naughton- Board Member Honorarium
For our other performances, rehearsals, set buildings, and meetings the Gulfport Community Players have their own theater, known as the Back Door Theater. This theater is located at 1619- 49th Street South, in Gulfport, FL. For more information on this particular theater, click on this link.
Written by Steve Franco, this holiday comedy is just the play to see during or even, in this case, after the holidays. It takes place in Brooklyn, NY, during an annual Christmas dinner of the Douglas family. As the famliy is preparing for the annual invasion of their eccentric relatives, there's a knock on the door. Thinking this is just some more of their slightly weird relatives, they open the door. But, instead of more relatives, they come face to face with two guys that have just robbed a neighborhood liquor store that are looking for a place to hide out until the coast is clear. These armed(?) robbers take the family hostage, or at least it seems that way at first! More quirky relatives soon arrive to join the fracas and are also taken hostage by these "desperate" robbers.
That's when the real fun begins! With smart aleck teenagers, nosy neighbors, and constant bickering among the adult relatives, one begins to wonder exactly who really has been taken hostage! This play is a non-stop, laugh-a-minute, comic gem that ends up showing everyone the true meaning of Christmas.
The play will run for 3 weeks at the Hickman Theater, so you'll have plenty of time to get your tickets. By the way, these tickets would make great Christmas gifts for anyone on your list, no matter what their ages may be. Tickets are just $15 and are on sale now at our usual locations in Gulfport.
Join the Players and your friends for more great live theater from the Gulfport Community Players.
The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for a comedy/drama by Jeff Baron, entitled Visiting Mr. Green. Auditions will be held on Monday, December 9th and Tuesday, December 10th at 7 pm, at our Back Door Theater, located at 1619- 49th Street South, in Gulfport FL.
Eileen Navarro will be the director for the play and she needs two adult male actors. Mr. Green should be in a 70-80 age range, with a slight Yiddish accent. The younger actor should NOT have a Yiddish accent, and should be in the 25-35 age range. Auditions will consist of random cold readings and some improv.
Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner, wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29 year old corporate executive. The young man is given the community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men, who do not want to be in the same room together, becomes a gripping and moving drama as they get to know each other, come to care about each other, and open old wounds they've been hiding and nursing for years. This play has won numerous best play and best actor awards throughout the world.
The play will run for 3 weeks at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. Play dates are Feb. 20th through March 9th, 2014. Curtain times for Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays are 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm.
Gulfport Community Players welcomes all interested people to try out for our plays, regardless of their levels of experience. We are a true community theater group.